Non-Smoker package information
Stephen of South Motors BMW was kind enough to track down the part numbers
for the E46 non-smoker package (for my 1999 323i).
What he found was that you needed to replace the front and rear consoles
that hold the ash trays. I couldn't believe it until I received the parts
I tried just replacing the ash trays tonight with the non-smoker "bins", but
they wouldn't fit. The difference is the ashtrays accommodate small lights
on the left hand side. The non-smoker bins are 1/8" wider, preventing them
from fitting. (I don't know why these bins can't have interior lighting,
seems silly to me to have so many different parts).
I also recommend the plain black power plug, if you want to get rid of the
cigarette lighter. I don't smoke, so I have no use for it, or if you have
young children, you don't have to worry about them getting into trouble with
a hot lighter.
Here are the part numbers and retail prices
51-16-8-222-183 $1.55 Plain Black Power Plug
51-16-8-205-378 $39.00 Front/Lower console
51-16-8-208-369 $15.30 Front storage bin for above
51-16-8-225-986 $27.75 Rear storage console/bin
Personally, I like what Honda has done, when I bought my '97 Prelude. It
comes with a felt lined, lighted storage bin. If you smoke, you can pay $10
and get an ash tray to replace the bin.